MasterCard Vice President- Government Vertical: Shared & Civic Infrastructure in Purchase, New York

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Job Title

Vice President- Government Vertical: Shared & Civic Infrastructure


Mastercard is dedicated to inclusive economic growth of all the world€™s citizens across the globe. The Government & Development group€™s mandate is to innovate and implement commercially viable digital solutions and business models that transform how civil society, governments, and the private sector improve citizen welfare and drive economic growth. We convert inefficient and risky cash and manual practices into locally nuanced safe, secure and smart digital empowerment. Using a shared value model we partner with our customers and other thought leaders to bring about permanent, transformative change.

This job is all about helping consumers, merchants and governments across developed and emerging markets solve their practical, everyday barriers to success. We do this by engaging, listening and leading. Our relationship team is business development experts, thought leaders and deal closers. We apply our digital tools, business insights, last mile solutions and market organizing skills. We have a good idea what works. But we also have a passion for learning, exploring new capabilities, and applying the best methodologies and insights.

This role is at the heart of our intent to scale our business, and drive revenue, brand value and innovation. The group is comprised of the Government and Humanitarian verticals who set the global strategy; the Solution Engineering team that implements new solutions; and the in-market Sales team who drive customer sales through local resources.

The VP, Shared & Civic Infrastructure is responsible for design and execution of our strategy around partnering with governments to build their digital infrastructure, to include transit, identity, and interoperable payment networks.

The VP partners with key internal and external stakeholders to execute the vertical strategy and also provides thought leadership to the SVP Government around other vertical strategy development.

This position reports directly to the SVP, Government and is based in Purchase, NY or Washington, DC.

Do you have a passion for working with the public sector to create mutual economic and social gain?

Do you believe that private sector commercial engagement in emerging economies is critical catalyst for key development outcomes

Have you ever helped government agencies leverage data to improve efficiency and realize benefits for citizens?

Do you want to be a member of a collaborative team that designs and commercializes new solutions for the public sector?


Primary accountability for development and execution of Shared & Civic Infrastructure vertical strategy: Determine segment areas of focus, establish geographic areas of focus at national state and local levels, and clearly articulate segment needs

Assists in the design and execution of our global government strategy

Leverages deep segment understanding of range of government customers in economic development sectors and their needs to design a differentiated suite of solutions that drive economic growth for governments. Collaborates closely with the Solution Engineering and Sales teams to develop business requirements for new solutions as well as the commercialization of these solutions

Develop the business cases for the subvertical as well as each articulated solution

Develops global and regional partnerships with the public and private sector to drive thought leadership in the segment and awareness of Mastercard's capabilities.

All About You

Consultative solution development focused, with product development experience, ideally in a consulting payments environment or within B2B business model

Experience working for or in government agencies, managing process improvement and transformative change initiatives to improve citizen welfare and government effectiveness

Experience in payments and data networks, preferably in the product or innovation area

Adept at managing internal stakeholders in terms of engagement, communication and transparency of purpose. Can skillfully lead complex initiatives that require collaboration across functional, geographical and cultural lines

Demonstrated ability to work within and across geographic boundaries within a matrix environment

Self-motivated, thrives in a fast paced environment; readiness to take-on stretch goals

Exceptional relationship management, influencing and communication skills

Undergraduate degree required. MBA or graduate degree preferred

Comfortable with ambiguity and design in new markets

English fluency is required. At least one other language a strong plus

Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-52408